Atlanta Ballet Announces 2023|2024 Season

Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin has announced performance dates and choreographers for the 2023|2024 season, featuring the U.S. premiere of Coco Chanel: The Life of a Fashion Icon, four world premieres, and the return of a classical masterpiece, La Sylphide.

La Sylphide

September 15-17, 2023
Choreography by August Bournonville
Production and additional choreography by Johan Kobborg

A beloved masterpiece, La Sylphide contains all the elements of Romantic ballet: a dark setting enshrouded in mist, a melodramatic love story doomed by a mysterious enchantment, and ethereal women in white. The famously specific Bournonville style provides joyful high points in the tragic story of a Scottish nobleman who finds himself in love with a sylph - a fairy-like spirit who is not of his world. Based on the original 1836 Royal Danish Ballet production, La Sylphide is one of the oldest surviving masterworks of classical ballet.

Coco Chanel: The Life of a Fashion Icon

February 9-11, 2024
Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
North American Premiere

Acclaimed choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's original full-length narrative ballet will delve into the complex life of one of the 20th century's most intriguing fashion icons. Chanel's almost mythical rags-to-riches and often controversial story comes to life in this North American premiere. Coco Chanel: The Life of a Fashion Icon brings together an award-winning creative team, with artistic collaboration by Nancy Meckler, original score by Peter Salem, and set and costume design by Jérôme Kaplan.

Launched in Hong Kong to rave reviews, Coco Chanel: The Life of a Fashion Icon played to sold-out crowds. Co-produced with Hong Kong Ballet and Queensland Ballet.

March Program

March 22-24, 2024
Sandpaper Ballet
by Mark Morris
A World Premiere by Sergio Masero
A World Premiere by Garrett Smith

An imaginative mix of three works from renowned and emerging choreographic talents will surprise and inspire, revealing the playful yet spirited side of dance. Mark Morris will explore the relationship between music and movement in the rhythmic, dynamic, and lighthearted Sandpaper Ballet; accomplished dancer and freelance choreographer Garrett Smith, acclaimed for his energizing new works, will produce a world premiere; and Company dancer Sergio Masero will once again mesmerize audiences with his choreographic flair and neoclassical style.

May Program

May 10-12, 2024
A World Premiere by Claudia Schreier
A World Premiere by Juliano Nuñes

An inspiring evening of two innovative works by the next generation of choreographers will close out the 2023|2024 season. Choreographer-in-Residence Claudia Schreier, celebrated for her most recent Atlanta Ballet works Carnivale, Fauna, and Pleiades Dances, will once again delight with her musicality and sculptural elegance, while the contemporary and distinctive movement vocabulary of Brazilian artist Juliano Nuñes, one of the world's most sought-after young choreographers, will take center stage in an exciting new commission.

Atlanta Ballet 2 presents

March 16-17, 2024
Choreography by Bruce Wells

Step into the enchanting world of Cinderella, where wishes come true, good overcomes evil, and a glass slipper leads to a happily ever after. A timeless story of virtue, reward and the search for true love, our youngest audiences will be dazzled by Atlanta Ballet 2's delightful one-hour adaptation of this legendary fairy tale, brought to life through celebrated characters, exquisite costumes, and majestic staging.

The Carlos Family in Honor of Thalia N. Carlos presents
The Nutcracker

December 8-26, 2023
Choreography by Yuri Possokhov

Enter the magical world of The Nutcracker at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre this December. Atlanta Ballet's larger-than-life production is a winter wonderland where falling snowflakes, twirling flowers and spinning stars guide Marie and her Nutcracker Prince through a dream-like world of delights - amplified by traditional stage magic and state-of-the-art technology. "...layered with imagery and so packed with visual details, it's impossible to take it all in at once: Audiences can return year after year and make new discoveries." - ArtsATL